Capitol Hill Community

06/13/2017 - 3:22pm
It’s June, so that means Neighbors United for DC Statehood will again be hosting its photo contest celebrating the DC flag and our pride in the District, while also raising awareness about our desire to have our star added to the US flag. Residents from around the District are encouraged to take photos with the DC flag to highlight civic pride in who we are and where we live. On Flag Day, June 14, the photos will be posted on our website, just as in 2013, 2014,and 2015. We ask that you... >>more
06/13/2017 - 10:26am
The lineage from rockabilly to punk rock runs straight through Link Wray, a guitarist who lived and played around DC in the late 1950s and early 60s. He led the house band on local TV’s version of “American Bandstand” and recorded influential hits like “Rumble” and “Rawhide” here.    Los Straitjackets Eddie Angel moved to DC in 1980 and joined a rockabilly band fronted by singer Tex Rubinowitz. Although Wray was no longer around, his... >>more
06/10/2017 - 10:22am
Eastern Senior High School (1700 E. Capitol St. NE) offers an International Baccalaureate program in the visual arts for juniors and seniors, under the direction of Jenna Lee. Visual Arts IB is a two-year course in which students select a concentration and create a series of artworks expressing their chosen theme or idea. They are responsible for researching and comparing artists across history and culture. The entire experience of growth and learning is documented in a process portfolio. The... >>more
06/10/2017 - 9:12am
As more and more happens to restore the waters and to attract people to the Anacostia and the lands along it, there are getting to be a number of super places to take the kids, the grandkids, the nieces and nephews, or whatever else you call the young ones following you around. Here are a number of special activities and the most fun places to go on both sides of our river. Yards Park This new waterfront park near the stadium has many attractions and is designed to let the youngsters safely get... >>more
06/09/2017 - 10:11am
He wants it to be about the children. As they take their places for a photograph, Dong Sik Kim, known to children in the District as Master Dong, literally puts the children first. They stand in front of him holding a banner showing a tree with roots deep into the earth, the symbol for his non-profit organization, Home Do.  Dong Kim was born in Ham-Pyung, Jeolla Province, South Korea. When he was seven years old, he started imitating adults that he saw practicing martial arts in the park.... >>more
06/09/2017 - 9:07am
June is generally a pleasant month in the District. The spring showers have receded, but summer’s heat hasn’t yet fully set in to stay. It might be the perfect time to explore through a stroll or a ride on the streetcar. H Street NE has been the birth of many things, including Taylor Gourmet and &Pizza. Now a fried chicken franchise, well established in South Korea, hopes to launch its American expansion from our corridor. Will we see a repeat of these earlier successes? Only... >>more
06/08/2017 - 11:12am
As everyone makes plans for the warm months ahead, the Capitol Riverfront will be the center of daily activity and summer celebration. An exciting weekly lineup of free outdoor events is planned throughout the neighborhood. With support from the Near Southeast Community Partners, two new programs include Kids in Canal and the FRESHFARM Capitol Riverfront Farmers Market. Returning events include the Thursday Night Outdoor Movie Series in Canal Park and Friday Night Concerts in Yards Park. This... >>more
06/08/2017 - 10:12am
Known as the unofficial distillery capital, Ivy City is quickly becoming more than collective of spirit makers, adding restaurants, bars, and studios to the rapidly growing neighborhood. Nestled in a deceptively quiet part of the District, the tiny neighborhood of Ivy City has emerged as the unofficial capital of local distilleries, not to mention a handful of restaurant concepts, bars, and fitness studios. The redevelopment of the formerly derelict Hecht Warehouse into luxury apartments with... >>more
06/08/2017 - 9:12am
Get in the Swim Dive into a Summer of Sharks at National Geographic More than a hundred million sharks are killed each year, primarily for their fins. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths to show us why we should not only protect them, but respect and appreciate them as integral species within our ecosystem. The exhibition will include large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences—all highlighting Skerry... >>more